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reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy. drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are strad aheat. this is "first look" on mb. >>> we begin this morning with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition of power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egyptian protesters in cairo accept a timetable slow down remains to be seen. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation is such a good idea. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election in 60 days and given what's going on, there are questions whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the gov
and oppressed. they want fairness and they want change. so what should the change president barack obama be doing for the protesters in egypt? my commentary on that coming up. and oil money trumps national security. exhibit a? the coke brothers. the battle against energy independence courtesy of the corporateists. and the line that connects the hate speech of rush limbaugh to the racist threats made against a california state senator. now there are new threats. and finally, calls to do something about it. but first, let's get the latest on the uprising in egypt from the senior producer for democracy now joining us tonight via phone from cairo, egypt. shareef good to have you with us tonight. i think what americans really want to know, is there any way mubarak is going to be able to survive this? >> well, today tens of thousands of protesters gathered in tahrir square in the third day of defiance of a military curfew and are calling on the ouster of the mubarak regime. the demands have not changed since the uprising began one week ago on january 25th. they are calling for the removal of t
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ sdloo this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on the call for a new leadership in egypt. >>> drug tragedy along the border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. >>> and handbag hero. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. >> good morning, everyone. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election and given what's going on there right now. there are questions as to whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the government is doing something to appease these protesters. the new cabinet has allevi
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this will flies in the face of protests as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympa y sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days fo
♪ >>> this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy, drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin, a jewelry store attack is foiled by a purse-wielding woman. >> narrator: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 8th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. northbound's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation may not be the best action because it would trigger a new election within 60 days mandatory, and given
. president obama planning to release a spending plan on education, research, the proposal setting the stage for a showdown between the obama administration and house republicans. budget committee chairman paul ryan appearing this morning on fox news sunday saying the g.o.p. will not be stepping down. >> congress right now wants to bring spending down below where president obama wants to take it and we're going to have to negotiate. >> all of this as republicans are fighting to cut 100 billion dollars out of the current budget. our steve centanni is live in washington, steve. >> harris, jumping on the budget cutting band wagon president obama unveiled a 2012 budget that aims to reduce the budget 1.1 trillion dollars over a decade. now, in spite of a wide range of cuts, some republicans worry about the president's plan for new spending on education, infrastructure, and high technology. >> if he's talking about coming and having new spending, the so-called investment that's not where we're going. the great debate in congress, which is refreshing, debating how much to decrease spending, not inc
that means for the project's future tonight. mark? >> reporter: well, allen, president obama's budget does contain money to complete the first phase of the bart expansion here to the south bay and civic leaders are optimistic republicans on capitol hill are still vowing a fight over transportation funding. the first phase of the bart extension to the south bay would run for just over 10 miles from fremont to san jose's neighborhoods. the news that the federal transit administration is recommending $130 million in federal funds for the project almost certainly clears the way for construction to begin next year. >> this is tremendous and phenomenal news. >> reporter: the vta is building the extension that bart will operate and maintain. >> this project increases access in and out in santa clara county connecting the three largest areas in the bay area, san francisco, oakland and san jose. increases the access for both employees coming into santa clara county and employees going outside. >> reporter: in 2000 santa clara county voters approved a half cents sales tax to build the bart station t
. president obama used to point to big spender george bush but after putting down his third straight trillion dollar deficit, the president is the one stuck with the big spender label. why would republicans help him lose it? finally, playing hard to get. new jersey governor chris christie is the only republican who beat barack owe baba in the polls but he insists he's just not ready. was he born to run? hi, i'm norah o'donnell. chris matthews is off today. his msnbc special on bill clinton's post presidency airs monday night. we're all looking forward to that. welcome to today. and with us "the washington post"'s howard fineman, kelly o'donnell, constitution cynthia tucker and politico's jon harris. first up, america broke? the urgency of our debt crisis is long talked about but now is really hitting home. on the state level we seen the face-off between governors and public employees. most dramatically out in wisconsin. on the federal level, there's a growing sense of the fury that brought in the tea party might lead to a bipartisan deal on entitlements. here's a graphic that shows the urgenc
president omar suleiman. but by the morning, mubarak had left cairo. >>> today president obama said we are all watching history take place. he praised the people of egypt for changing their country by nonviolent means. behind the scenes, officials are hoping the government that emerging in egypt will be one with which we can work. kristen dahlgren reports. >> reporter: it was another stunning announcement. hosni mubarak has decided to step down from presidency. egypt's power passed to the military. as crowds in cairo erupted in euphoria, president obama praised the start of transition and promised support for the egyptian people. >> this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers. >> reporter: those answers could have wide-ranging impact. >> there's no doubt that the united states is going to be as keenly interested as the people of egypt as to who their next prime minister and who their next president is going to be. >> reporte
late today. >>> president obama will lead a forum with small business owners at cleveland state university this hour. we will listen to see what the president might say about libya or the deaths of the four americans killed by pirates. >>> the earthquake damage in new zealand, it is horrific. all you have to do is just take a look. this building collapses onto a street. at least 65 people are confirmed dead in christchurch but that number is expected to rise. much of the city is in ruins. the magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck during lunchtime. dazed, bleeding residents were walking in the streets strewn with debris and concrete. several people are trapped. we heard from one woman who was waiting to be rescued. >> i hope someone knows i'm here. sigh suppose they do. >> you said earlier it sounded like rescuers were coming. >> yes. there are other people on other floors, and they are trying to get up and get everyone out. i just have to wait. >> yes, yes. what goes through your mind? >> oh, well, a couple hours ago, i thought i'd had it. i said good-bye, and i managed to wiggle a bi
. charlotte has to do with politics. president obama won that state narrowly in twit. 54 trs to 90%. democrats like what they are able to do in their 2008 convention in denver. use that as a tool to win the state of colorado, which they did in 2008. they'll try to end up having repeat that magic come 2012. of course, it won't be easy. north carolina is a state that usually votes republican. it voted democratic in 2008. certainly news that democrats are excited about. republicans will be holding their convention in tampa, florida. back to you, chris. >> thank you very much. republicans are cheering a judge's ruling that president obama's new health care law is unconstitutional. roger vincent decided congress, "overstepped by forcing all americans to buy health insurance." the white house calls the ruling judicial overreach and the justice department will appeal. what does that mean for you? richard lui is here with those details. >> at risk changes that are already in effect. if the law was halted nationally, you would not get a $250 drug cost rebate that is already in effect. expanded coverage
. >>> president obama has given up one of his bad habits. >>> eggs, good old eggs are changing, and they may be better for your diet. >>> what you got, lindsey? >> maybe the cleveland cavaliers should have some. the terps glad to have a game tomorrow night. prepare for a shark invasion at >>> an explosion at a petroleum plant near houston sent flames shooting 100 feet into the air this afternoon. it happened just after 2:00 p.m. heavy fire continues there at this hour. so far, no reports of any injuries, but one person may be missing. company officials say it is natural gas that's burning and it is not an environmental hazard. no word right now on what may have started this fire. >>> now, some jarring surveillance video out of turkey. we warn you, it shows the moment that a truck slams into the side of a bus full of passengers. first passengers were just sitting and talking onboard the bus and then looked out the window and saw a huge truck headed toward them. it was too late for anybody to get out of the way. it happened last friday. the stunned bus driver picked himself up and staggered ou
again. one thing i did not miss was bill o'reilly's interview with president obama. and that happened before the game. he had 14 minutes to try to get in as many questions as possible. he had to start with the news of the day and egypt first and he had a very pointed question for the president about whether or not the muslim brotherhood is in fact a threat to america. >> the muslim brotherhood a great concern to a lot of people. are they a threat to the u.s.a.? >> i think that the muslim brotherhood is one faction in egypt. they don't have majority support in egypt. but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s. there's no doubt about it. but here's the thing that we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in egypt that wants to come to the floor as well so it's important for us not to say that our only two options are either the muslim brotherhood or a suppressed people. >> you don't want the muslim brotherhood? >> what i want is a representative government
for my payment. >> well, david, that happens quite often and president obama called me about 4:30 this morning. it wasn't president obama. it was obama. it was donny down in the lobby trying to get in. got another one. >> william writes never too early to play the mike barnicle drinking game. one shot of tequila for every time he has peetz-er or obama-er. two shots every time he says mika. >> when mika plays the game she has to go to two bottles of aleve as soon as she finishes playing that game. thank you very much. "morning joe" starts right now. >> sooner or later, the media stops finding it interesting. >> not the liberal bastards on msnbc. >> but yeah, who watches that. i went on "morning joe" this morning but i like it just because i like being combative with those guys. you know, they're awful. >> joe's a good guy. he's one of us. >> he's all right. he was fair to me. i had fun. they had schumer over from new york on ripping me and then they had a little clip of a state senator hiding out ripping me. it was almost too easy. >> beautiful, beautiful. you have to love that
to the ongoing demonstrations. president obama is also calling secretary of state hillary clinton and other top security advisers to the white house for a meeting on egypt this afternoon. today, large groups of protesters descended on central locations as part of the march of millions to demand the resignation of egyptian president, hosni mubarak. >>> and charlotte, north carolina, will host the 2012 democratic national convention. the city beat out cleveland, st. louis and minneapolis. it will be the first southern convention since 1988 in atlanta. 2008 was in denver. president obama carried north carolina in the 2008 election but by a slim margin. the 2012 republican convention will be in tampa, florida. >>> the white house is riding the fence on egypt but that hasn't stopped others in the democratic party from jumping into the fray with both feet. will they force president obama's hand? ed henry has the inside scoop coming up on the other side of the break. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] you like who you are... the man you've become. and you learned something along the way. about the w
this situation moves from president obama talking about change now, president mubarak talking about change in september. is president obama powerless to actually make that happen? >> well, let's be clear that these are very fluid and dynamic events. i think what we've seen happen over the course of the past many days, quite honestly, are events that many people have not seen -- nobody's seen in their lifetime. i think you heard the president last night pretty clearly. i'm certainly here to say that the conversation the president had with president mubarak was direct. it was frank. it was candid. and without getting into exactly what was said, i think the message the president delivered clearly to president mubarak was that the time for change had come. >> i guess i'm still trying to get at the core question of what the president, this president can do about that. >> well, i think that -- i think change in all of these instances, what we've seen transpire over the course of many days in cairo and egypt has taken place as a result of change that's needed to happen from within the country. yo
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obama has been quietly petitioning restaurants to rethink their children's menu. consider an average 8-year-old should consume 1,500 calories a day. ruby tuesday's kids' mac and cheese has half a day's calories. applebee's mini cheeseburgers, 720 calories. add kid sized fries and milk, almost a day's calories in a single meal. >> junk food with pepperoni pizzas, cheese everywhere, soda pop in huge cups. that's the way to raise an obese generation of kids. and we're doing a pretty good job of it. >> reporter: sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> this comes on the heels of a news a few days ago a doctor saying we feed kids rice cereal too much, that's a bad carbohydrate leading to obesity. lots of advice out there for what not to feed the kids. >> they did poll mothers. they asked mothers what their babies were eating at certain marks of life. a lot of time you think this research doesn't correspond with real kids. this was done with real kids. >> absolutely. this is the one year anniversary of when michelle obama launched her anti-obesity initiative. hopefully we're getting thinner an
up. so next week the obama administration is sponsoring a loan modification fair in san jose like others helped around california the last couple of years. homeowners at risk of foreclosures can meet face-to- face with 16 mortgage servers. the one-day event is scheduled for next thursday, february 24th at the san jose convention center. and remember if you have a consumer complaint give us a call. 888-5 helps you. >> high interest rate sold out. >> people chomping at the bit to pay 59% interest. >> i'm feeling skeptical about that. >> we are used to the prepaid credit card story and there are all of those fees. people are saying i can't get a credit card any other way. >> maybe that's it. >> pay it on time. >> you have to. then you won't have that problem. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >>> well, it is a little bit of magic right in your backyard. but keith madison wants to know why do compost piles heat up. ken bastida heats up with tonight's good question. >> stick your hand way down inside here. >> you can feel it. >> i can feel some heat. >> exactly. >> carbon, nitrogen, and wa
the constitution and set rules for a popular referendum to endorse those. >>> meanwhile obama administration is trying to figure out the composition of the military council in charge. who is in charge? who is handling diplomacy. >> one american official said it is something to figure out on pecking order, the first high level contact since mubarak's resigning yesterday. while things get sorted out, they are contacting every foreign minister in the arab world trying to get a fix on things. >>> meanwhile a prominent republican voice is criticizing the way president obama is handling egypt, he called mr. obama weak and indecisive. he said the administrations approach has been hesitant, inconsistant. confused and plain wrong. there should be more emphasis on protecting friends and allies. bolten made those comments in washington. >>> chanting and colorful egyptian flags in san francisco where hundreds of egyptian americans and supporters gathered at united nations plaza. their message calling on egypt to reform its government, ensure human rights protection for its people. some egyptian american
on financial need. president obama said the government needs to tighten its belt just like a family would in tough economic times. but republicans say even with all those cuts, it's not enough to reduce the federal geoff sit. >> it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we cannot do without. >> that's what families do in hard times, and that's what our country has to do as well. >> what's really dangerous is if we continue to do nothing and allow the status quo to stay in place. when are we going to get serious about cutting spending? >> despite the deficit, neither side has come up with a plan to cut the two biggest entitlement programs, medicare and social security. >>> also today, president obama will be in baltimore visiting parkville middle school. he's discuss making stupids more competitive as part of his winning the future promise. the middle school focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. a white house spokesperson says the president feels this school is an example of one that needs continuous investment. >>> 6:07. the speech therapy for congresswoman gabrielle gi
's going to vote for barack obama. the administration basically killed the project and went to the air force and said why don't you do it again? guess what, a swing state gets all those jobs. we want to know why america is dysfunctional economically? all you have to do is look at this sleazy story. "the mississippi sun herald" a much different reaction to boeing getting the contract. from the gulf coast, the european-based country competing for the deal was building inii tankers out of alabama. mike? >> "new york post," showç stopper, cbs has canceled the remaining season of "two and a half men" after charlie sheen attacked his employers in a radio show, calling the show's executive producer a clown, among other things. we'll play you that riveting radio interview. >> that is painful. >> you know, richard, we're going to be talking this morning as are a lot of people about the investigation based on "the race" article with the psy-ops. you say this is the story in afghanistan. >> the other story is a distraction. there's rogue generals who maybe go too far, what have you. i don't kn
guidelines were developed during the end of the bush administration and ultimately approved under the obama administration and signed by the current attorney general. the key piece here, if i may, is that you have to -- obviously, there are going to be places where you have to do law enforcement investigations. in my view, you have to have a balanced approach of not just those law enforcement investigations, but you have to engage with those communities with other non-law enforcement elements of the u.s. government to make sure this is not an adversarial situation. in fact, this is a partnership. and as you know well, many of our tips to uncover active terrorist plots here in the united states have come from the muslim community. so we have to make quite clear that the communities are part of the solution and not part of the problem. and you do that through using a variety of tools, not just law enforcement. >> time of the gentlelady has expired. dr. brown of georgia. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary, director, i appreciate y'all being here today. i have several pressing questions for
of president barack obama as transportation budget. >> mark: out of egypt and the egyptian government ask the united states to freeze assets of the egyptians. in the meantime there former president is becoming a missing person. he has all but banishevanished. a committee out appointed by the military to amend the constitution says the new document will be temporary until democratic rule is that established. protests are going through middle east countries. this is a this scene iniran, they're calling for death. tens of thousands of people turned out for this rally in solidarity with egypt. it was the first show of strength from the opposition. >> darya: yemen protesters are scuffling with police. the demonstrators are demanding political reform and a white u.s. president to leave, meantime hillary clinton is making of policy address today, she will warm repressive states that curbs on internet freedom will not hold back reform. that there is no application for ending online repression. she says regimes that clampdown on internet usage will not be able to see what's been changed forever. >
president obama's comments after a conversation with hosni mubarak. we want to show you some new video we just got in of an apparent attack in alexandria, a fight between pro mubarak supporters and anti-mubarak demonstrators who had been in the square. the anti-mubarak demonstrators who are part of this million man march they called it throughout alexandria and in cairo, they said they were actually attacked by pro mubarak demonstrators and then called in the military. here's the video we just got. the immediate reaction to mubarak down in the square. >> translator: may god protect the homeland and peace be upon you and blessings. >> people outraged. some took off their shoes and waved the soles of the picture on the big screen tv. after the speech, president obama spoke for about half hour with president mubarak. shortly after that, he praised the military's restraint, the protestor's aspirations and conduct and urged president mubarak not to try to hang on to power until september. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition
yesterday. >>> president barack obama is still here in the bay area this morning. last night, he dined with silicon valley celebrities. he is looking for support for his plan to spend on high-tech initiatives. anne makovec is at sfo where the president is about to take off in four hours or so. >> reporter: he is leaving from sfo this morning hopefully the weather is going to hold up for his departure. but somehow even when the rest of the planes are delayed, obama's plane air force one makes it out. today he is headed to oregon. here's a look at his arrival here in the bay area yesterday to the cloudy rainy bay area. he is on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner win innovators like mark zuckerberg, steve jobs and eric schmitt at the private home of a venture capitalist, which meant massive security measures in the neighborhood. so excited people as you can see there. [ yelling ] >> reporter: and closed roads. neighbors did
at news 4. tomorrow, president obama will roll out his 2012 budget. the budget includes more than $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. those cuts are a lot less than the $4 trillion suggested by the president's own bipartisan deficit reduction commission. republicans say that the cuts do not go deep enough. >>> also, starting tomorrow you might want to leave the house early if you plan on using one woodbridge commuter line. the lot just south of potomac mills mall will only have 275 spaces available now. there used to be 1,000 there. the mall needs those parking spaces because it's adding more shops and restaurants. that lot sits on private land owned by the mall. >>> and thousands won't have to worry about finding parking this week. this is national telework week. an effort to get agencies and workers to go green. that means many will be working from home this week. teleworking saves companies money, reduces commuter costs, and helps people balance work and personal lives. according to the official site for national telework week, more than 36,000 people have pledged t
mortgage giants, may soon be history. the "wall street journal" reports the obama administration could introduce several plans this week aimed at phasing out the two troubled agency. the federal government bailed both of them out back in 2008. >>> wall street this morning looking for eight straight up days when trading begins in two hours. here's ashley morrison with your moneywatch report. >>> reporter: asian markets saw profit-taking after china's central bank hiked interest traits. the nikkei lost a fraction and the hang seng was down more than 1%. ben bernanke testifies on capitol hill today. on tuesday stocks finished higher for the 7th straight session. the dow jumped another 71 points while the nasdaq tacked on 13. shares of toyota jumped 4% after a government investigation found no electronic flaws were to blame for reports of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles. the transportation department says the acceleration issues were caused by mechanical problems fixed by previous recalls. nasa engineers examined 280,000 lines of software code during the investigation. >>> m
here. ambassador huntsman does appear to potentially be viable as a candidate to run against obama in two years. >> you said you wished halpern were here. as -- as meachem can't -- >> no, halpern was knocking it down. >> i wish halpern was here. >> every time, that name comes up. >> he hisses and -- >> i know. like this. >> a little behind the scene. >> like we're so stupid. >> sitting next to me, halpern is going -- >> yeah. >> i'm sure it's -- it's unprofessional. i don't think journalists should do that. but i notice, though, he must have -- john meachem, going to you now, he must have known something was coming. because yesterday when huntsman's name came up, he backed off a little. this is a guy writing "game change ii." he's got a leak like a sieve or halpern doesn't make his million dollars. >> we'll talk about that as well. >>> and also the government says you all should eat less. we'll definitely talk about that. just eat less. that's all you need to do. yeah. well, unfortunately we need to hear that for some reason. >>> let's go to egypt. crowds are gathering in cairo rig
>>> budget battle. president obama's latest spending plan promises a freeze in domestic spending, and some deep cuts. but republican critics want more. >>> taking charge. the egyptian military suspends the constitution and says it will run the country for at least six months. >>> and an egg-cellent night. lady gaga makes a unique entrance. and a shocking win for album of the year. all the spectacle and surprise at the 53rd annual grammy all the spectacle and surprise at the 53rd annual grammy awards. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to see you on this valentine's day. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. if there's one issue that can set off verbal fireworks in washington, it's money, and how it's spent. today, president obama unveils his budget for 2012. it's sure to lead to contentious debate. the plan calls for cutting federal programs and trimming military spending. republicans say those spending cuts aren't nearly enough. michael hertzenburg is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. up until now the rheto
not in the public sector but also in the private sector. >> president obama, vice president biden and this wives are hosting governors from both parties at the white house this hour. michelle obama is peeking at the news confence right now. the state leaders are in washington for the winter meeting, and the governor's budget problems, you can bet, that's top of the agenda. >>> the government shuts down at the end of the week unless congress approves another temporary spending measure. democrats are suggesting they may go along with the republican plan. it would fund the government for two more weeks but cut $4 billion in spending. >>> now to outer space. yes, we even go there. two "discovery" astronauts have just started their first of two space walks. steve bowen and alvin drew plan to be out there for about 6 1/2 hours today doing a bit of maintenance. this is shuttle "discovery's" last vilt to the space station. it is being retired when it comes down. >> jack and jill went up the hill. >> little tommy -- >> hollywood krounded "the king's speech's" the best movie at last night's academy awards
in favor, two against in the courts, the latest ruling another blow to president obama's health care law. a federal judge ruled monday it's unconstitutional. although that doesn't stop or suspend the law right now, judge roger vincent wrote, "the act, like a defectively designed watch, needs to be redesigned and reconstructed by the watchmaker." republicans are vowing a new push to repeal the law. >>> family of a former white house aide offered a reward in a desperate effort to find out who killed him. >>> the egyptian government may have shut down the internet that. didn't stop millions in egypt from communicating. >>> richard lui, fascinating. >> activists in egypt have a new tool to get the word out to the world courtesy of not google or twitter, but a handful of companies working together.ate l % at, where customers save an average of $293 a month. call lendingtree today. prepare to be twisted, licked, and dunked. get 'em boys! ♪ ♪ [ all slurping ] [ whistle blows ] winner! come on ref! mcenroe?! mcenroe?! mcenroe?! i thought you retired? this isn't the end! ♪ a
obama reiterate that we share the same top priority, jobs, jobs, and jobs. in fact, the chairman of the federal reserve, ben bernanke, is sitting before the budget committee today. i plan to discuss the economic growth rate and the g.d.p. with the chairman later this morning. in june, 2010, chairman bernanke suggested that the g.d.p. would rise by about 3% over the course of the year last year. and would likely increase at a slightly higher pace in 2011. in fact, the fourth quarter of 2010 showed a record -- a rate of growth at 3.2%. compare that nearly double-digit turn around to the end of the bush administration where we saw a 6% downturn in g.d.p. in addition to that slow but steady growth, we have seen the private sector add 1.2 million jobs. another stark turn around from the final month of the bush administration where we lost more than eight million jobs. though we all acknowledge that job numbers need to grow more, i have been surprised that the enthusiasm for these g.d.p. and private sector growth numbers coming from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. they ha
clinton never mentioned even the name of muammar gaddafi. and the obama administration has stopped short of demanding that the libyan dictator step down. team fox coverage continues jen griffin at the state department tonight. what outcome do united states leaders want here. >> they have been very hesitant to criticize muammar gaddafi by name. don't forget, he was the osama bin laden of the 1980s, the father of modern international terrorism. there are 600 americans in libya tonight. and they don't want an iranian hostage crisis. when secretary of state clinton finally spoke today, here's what she said. >> the government of libya bears responsibility for what is occurring and must take action to end the violence. now, as always, the safety and well-being of americans has to be our highest priority. >> there are 35 embassy officials and their families and the state department now is trying to get them out, shep. >> jennifer, there are new calls for the united states to impose sanctions on libya. >> that's right. sanctions were lifted, of course, under the bush administration when muammar
of exercised executive thor, president obama and this administration and i will be in a position where they want to give up that authority, and now, having said that, i do think that one of the things that we are doing so differently in the america's great outdoors is we are listening to what communities want us to do. as one the exarpts within -- exarpts within the report is we will reach out to listen to communities across the united states to find out which of those areas they believe are the ones that are appropriate for monument designation under the antiquities ac and we hear from governors and congressional delegations where there is a unity of wanting to have these very special places protected. >> one of those places i'd like to see is the national park in the north woods in mains. you have to get the congress to go along with that, but i was wondering, do you get frustrated at all? i know you've been to pelican island, florida where the reserves were started and there's board walks and you look at all the things clinton and babbitt for able to decide. do you get frustrated wi
. but this country of ours, we are the ones that are bad, and it is a shame the way this government, not just obama, but the rest of the government -- since this started, it pretends it is nice but it plays with these big traders, and when they get what they want from them, they throw them out. host: in the "los angeles times," and 18 day revolution is the 30-year rain and shapes the air -- shakes the arab world. the overthrow was a warning to the icons of power across the middle east. egypt has been the heart of the arab world for centuries. friday's trommel was the message to jordan, yemen, sudan, and other nations in turmoil. if the complacent egypt's can do it, anyone can. back to the phones. banbury, connecticut, go ahead please. danbury, connecticut,,, are you there? caller: yes, i am. i am from cairo, egypt. i am 39 now. host: how you think this will affect the rest of the arab world? caller: i am so proud of the egyptians. i hate to be straightforward, but personally, this may sound terrible, i was expecting to see 1000 egyptians, got rest their poll, lose their life sold. it would've been
. of course right here in washington, where president obama paid a visit to the u.s. chamber of commerce this week. he urged businesses to begin hiring. >> if i've got one message coming messages now is the time in america. now is the time to invest in america. [applause] today american companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheet. i know many of you have told me that you are waiting for demand to rise before you get off the sidelines and expand. science americans out of work, it is more than any of us would like. we are in this together. many of your own economists and salespeople are forecasting a healthy increase in demand. so i just want to encourage you to get in the game. >> in a minute, i will be joined by the secretary of the treasury. either we'll hear from a leading republican senator. we'll hear from the chairman of the federal communications commission, and from u.s. ambassador to china. we'll hear from senior editors in the atlantic. they'll take us through the global economy and they will talk with three young entrepreneurs who are carving out a new nich
. >>> president obama is heading to ohio on tuesday, part of the major economic push that he calls winning the future. over the past two months, he's gone from upstate new york to michigan. he just wrapped up a two-state swing out west, and next month he's heading to florida. nbc news white house correspondent mike viqueira joins us live from the north lawn. good sunday morning to you, mike. >> reporter: good morning to you, alex. >> so, we have this event on tuesday, and i understand that the president's not going to be alone? what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well, he'll be bringing a number of administration officials. you remember way back at the state of the union, i believe back on january 25th -- it seems a lifetime ago given the tumultuous events we've seen overseas and in wisconsin over the past couple weeks, but it was winning the future that the president put forward, his slogan, if you will, talking about innovation, talking about education. since then, he's traveled virtually every week around the country to talk about various proposals that he's putting forward --
gadhafi's brutal attempt at sup pression drawing u.s. and international condemnation. president obama scheduled to address the crisis about an hour from now. no word on a no-fly zone or any u.n. support for those being murdered in the streets of libya by their own nation. today the fighting has spread as his grip on the country may be slipping. at least by appearances today the antigovernment movement making gains even closer to the capital of triply, which is still under gadhafi's control. richard engel is in country, saying evidence of a crumbling regime is widepred. >> reporter: at the border crossing itself there's no one on the libyan sign, no one to check us is. it's fair to say that eastern libya is no longer under gadhafi's control. rebel leaders say they believe they control about 30% of libya, most of it in the northeast sector, there is still heavy fighting in triply. >> today, an exodus from some of the chaos from that bloody fighting in triply, as a u.s. chartered ferry arrived to evacuate americans to the island of malta, and reports of mass fleeing to the country, get t
to be made more effective. and i would say i think the -- without singling out my own president, obama, i think that he's someone who can be brought on board because we think he could test it ten years in chicago without being corrupted by the free trade principles. [laughter] and so in my opinion he's hesitating and i was a bit disappointed in the budget of the state of the union speech. with the word doha was not mentioned at all i can even though she spoke nicely about trade, and the least disturbing explanation of course which i hope the prime minister will enjoy since a great matter of which is he wants to bring stability back and doesn't want to pronounce a four-letter word. i think that was probably the explanation. plight think it is something where the state can bring on board because there are pressures on the other side in the united states as we all know. but it is within reach, and i think the changing prospect -- i think in the dell would come on board and other countries have expressed privately a lot of interest without which we couldn't do that last mile, and i think this
daily tracking began in january of 2008. one more hole from gallup. obama's approval rating on deficit sinks to new low. president obama's approval rating for handling the federal budget deficit has gone from bad to worse in recent months, even as his rating on all other major national issues have generally held steady. currently 27% of americans approve of obama on the deficit, down from 32% in november, while 68% disapprove. it on our republican line is fred in jacksonville, florida. caller: first of all, the first thing that should be cut is all foreign aid should be cut out. all police protection of the armies in germany, all those places, they should pay for their protection. we have been there longer enough. some of these bases should be shut down -- cut off. it is time for them to do their share. the other thing, the u.n. doesn't need to get another dollar and i am tired like the rest of the people -- and the united states is number one, they should be took care of first. and all of this money going abroad would be helping the people here in the united states. host: one of the i
attacked friday while covering the revolt in egypt. on wednesday she received a call from president obama, who expressed his concern. >>> cbs news has obtained exclusive pictures that are believed to have captured hosni mubarak's final moments in cairo last friday. they show a convoy of cars driving up to a presidential helicopter 90 minutes before it was announced he was stepping down as president of egypt. the figure was seen waving, and that's believed to be mubarak. now it's also believed that the chopper is carrying his family out of cairo to the egyptian resort city of sharm el sheikh. >>> also in to tell you about today in northern africa, anti-government protesters in libya are calling for a day of rage. libyan police clashed with protesters yesterday. plans for today's demonstrations were posted on social websites. demonstrators are demanding social reforms and political freedom. >>> here at home, lawmakers in wisconsin are scheduled to vote on one of the nation's most aggressive anti-union proposals. affecting thousands of state employees. more than 10,000 opponents filled the s
. how president obama is piling on the pressure for egypt's president to transfer power and step down. >> super bowl activities turn dangerous. >>> vanity and volunteering, how a shot of botox is helping give back to the community. ,,,,,,,, ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty hundred thousand >>> well, they're calling it the day of departure, the biggest demonstration since tuesday. they're demanding that president hosni mubarak leave now. after two days of deadly clashes and 11 days of protesting, the tension was kept at bay. military tanks separated promubarak protesters are antigovernment protesters. meanwhile, the obama administration is beginning to talk to them about the transfer of power. >> there needs to be a transition process that begins now. it must initiate a process that respects the rights of the egyptian people that leads to fair elections. >> one way democrats s
the government cracks down on demonstrators. >>> engine trouble, president obama and tea party republicans score a victory in the house as plans for an expensive jet engine are scrapped. >>> and holy will robinson is a real-live version of the lost in space robot headed into orbit real-live version of the lost in space robot headed into orbit soon? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with beyond egypt. this morning, bahrain is the newest and fiercest flashpoint of unrest in the middle east. inspired by egypt's revolt, police have squared off with protesters in a confrontation that's killed at least four people. with more cnbc's jackie deangelis joins us with more from bahrain. jackie, good morning. >> good morning. the roads right now are blocked. we have major police force in pearl square. that's where last night's altercations occurred. there were reports that protesters were going to do another march today, but it seems like it's nothing for right now.
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